Monarchy

When Dublin trembled

17 May 2011 18:00

On 17 May 1974 — 37 years ago today — I was a 19-year-old student at Trinity College Dublin, celebrating…

Eight Hundred Years of Oppression and Now This?

17 May 2011 17:14

Pete is right to say there’s a definite “resonance” to these pictures. Nevertheless, I suspect that British people’s view of…

An historic moment

17 May 2011 15:44

There is something incredibly resonant about the images of the Queen arriving in the Republic of Ireland this afternoon. You…

HMQ’s AV Victory

5 May 2011 1:43

The success of Prince William’s wedding was one thing but if you want another indication that, whatever people think they…

A model for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

1 May 2011 16:13

With the newspapers still full of Royal Wedding pictures, I thought I’d draw CoffeeHousers’ attention to something remarkable: a visit…

A princely marriage

29 April 2011 18:38

There are some things that Britain does better than any country in the world, and we saw one of them…

The Royal Wedding around the world

29 April 2011 18:13

So we’ve seen the ceremony at Westminster Abbey. How was the Royal Wedding celebrated – by expats and locals alike…

The vows

29 April 2011 12:16

A day when politics is not the story

29 April 2011 9:04

This, it has to be said, is not much of a day for politics. Although the world’s laser-like attention will…

The Royal Wedding (extended expat version)

28 April 2011 20:37

Last month, dressed as a town crier, the head of the British Club in Singapore, Sean Boyle, visited the offices…

The Royal Wedding by numbers

28 April 2011 12:49

I know, I know, it’s deeply unromantic to anticipate tomorrow’s Royal Wedding through the prism of opinion polling. But as…

The Wedding Dog That Barked

27 April 2011 0:40

That, Watson, was the remarkable thing about the Royal Wedding: the dog barked and still no-one heard it. You can…

From the archives: the Queen’s Birthday

22 April 2011 19:12

It was, I’m sure CoffeeHousers noticed, the Queen’s 85th Birthday yesterday. So here, as a belated commemoration, is an item…

Cameron takes it to the councils

11 April 2011 15:46

Ignore what your council is telling you. So says no less a personage than the Prime Minister of our country,…

A princely problem

7 March 2011 19:00

Tonight’s Six o’clock news had a long package on Prince Andrew that ended with Laura Kuenssberg reporting from Downing Street…

The politics of Prince Andrew

7 March 2011 13:59

Uh-oh, the Prime Minster has “full confidence” in Prince Andrew as a UK trade envoy – the sort of endorsement…

David Cameron arranged Prince William’s Wedding to Distract Attention from his Plan to RAPE Britain

23 January 2011 1:53

Oh dear. That is to say, three cheers for this comedy post by the New Statesman’s Laurie Penny. It turns…

Princes and politics don’t mix

18 December 2010 11:36

Max Hasting’s essay in the Daily Mail about the dangers for the monarchy of Prince Charles becoming king is an…

From the archives: The Royal Marriage Question

26 November 2010 12:34

Like father, like son. Prince William took his time to propose to Kate Middleton, almost as long as his father…

How to pay for the Royal wedding? Simple: public subscription

25 November 2010 14:53

Now that we have a date in the diary, we can begin the traditional rites and customs on the path…

Who will benefit from the Royal wedding?

23 November 2010 16:33

David Cameron is playing down the effect the Royal Wedding will have on the 5th May elections, especially the AV…

A Royal Holiday

23 November 2010 12:48

Kate Middleton and Prince William will marry on Friday 29th April at Westminster Abbey. I can scarcely contain my indifference,…

Monarchy is Better Than Republicanism, Part CXVI

22 November 2010 22:53

Meanwhile, elsewhere in whimsy the nice folks at Foreign Policy asked me to write a piece about Prince William’s engagement.…

Cameron, Villa and the succession

9 August 2010 18:20

The Prime Minister is, as we know an Aston Villa fan. So we can expect him to be disappointed at…